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On November 30, 2021, we’ll unite for a worldwide celebration of generosity. You can support your local community by making a Giving Tuesday contribution to the Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck.


As an AWL supporter, your Giving Tuesday gift will help innocent and neglected animals who feel like they've been forgotten. The AWL is a local leader in animal protection by working  to stop local pet overpopulation. AWL provide no or low cost  spay and neuter for cat and dog owners on the Northern Neck. Your gift can help us take animals from local shelters for fostering and adoption. Your gift can assist in transport of local dogs and cats to shelters  that have few animals for adoption.   


None of this critical work would be possible without compassionate people like you.


Thank you for your support.

Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck

Our Mission

Non-profit 501(c)3 corporation est. in 1965

All volunteer organization - NO paid staff

Rely totally on DONATIONS,  GRANTS, FUNDRAISING activities and our THRIFT SHOP

We are not affiliated with any shelters

We receive no funding from any county or state governments

Northern Neck counties served: Lancaster, Northumberland, Westmoreland, and Richmond


Mission Statement


  • Reduce pet over population through  spay/neuter  programs

  • Promote respect and compassion for all  creatures through humane education

  • Relieve the suffering of animals

  • Prevent cruelty to animals

  • Provide veterinary care for stray or  injured animals

  • Seek quality homes for unwanted dogs and cats

Meet our board of Directors

November 2021

Animal Welfare League Services

(Click any star for more information)

Thrift Store

store hours


Spay Neuter Assistance

no cost spay/neuter

low cost spay neuter


available pets

link to PetFinder

link to pet rehoming


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donate dog and cat food

monetary donations

donation of goods


100% volunteer organization

how you can be a volunteer

volunteer application

More Resources

N N county shelters

other humane groups

Garfield's Rescue